IFP Energies nouvelles has played a major role in the emergence of a European research vision in the field of energy, actively participating in the European Union's research and development framework programs (FP).
IFP Energies nouvelles has got involved in new European research structures that have emerged since the launch of FP7. It is participating in JTI Fuel cells and hydrogen, the “green cars” initiative set up by the European Commission, and the Eccsel large infrastructure project aimed at creating a network between several European laboratories in the field of CO2 capture and storage.
IFP Energies nouvelles is also involved in the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) for which it is coordinating the CO2 capture and storage program for a period of two years.
IFP Energies nouvelles is building strong partnerships with other European R&D players. An example of this: the partnership with the Dutch research center TNO and the Norwegian institute Sintef in the field of CO2 capture and storage.
A decisive step forward in the partnership with Sintef and TNO: in January 2011, IFP Energies nouvelles, Sintef and TNO agreed to set up a joint alliance TRI4CCS in the field of CO2 capture and storage.
The three bodies have joined forces to jointly address the R&D challenges in this field; the alliance will thus form a special portal of contact for industrial partners..
> Alliance TRI4CCS website
Pascal Barthélemy, Executive Vice-President of IFPEN and the CEO's of SINTEF and TNO discuss the importance of CCS in a climate mitigation portifolie
IFP Energies nouvelles has been a member of the Franco-Norwegian Foundation since it was created in 1983 at the instigation of the French and Norwegian governments. IFP Energies nouvelles's CEO has alternately chaired or co-chaired the Board of the Franco-Norwegian Foundation and houses its administrative department for the French component.
The mission of the Foundation is to promote cooperation between the two countries in the areas of research and technological innovation with an industrial focus.
> Franco-Norwegian Foundation website